Valentino Rossi discharged from hospital
Movistar Yamaha MotoGP‘s Valentino Rossi has been discharged from the ‘Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria Ospedali Riuniti’ in Ancona. Having spent one night at the hospital, after receiving surgery on the fractures in his right leg, Movistar Yamaha MotoGP rider Valentino Rossi‘s condition improved enough for him to leave the hospital.
The Italian had a good night‘s rest at the hospital and felt well enough to return home at 10:00 AM, accompanied by his staff, where he will continue his recovery process.
Yamaha thanked the entire staff of the ‘Ospedali Riuniti di Ancona’ and the ‘Ospedale Civile di Urbino’, where Rossi was originally diagnosed, for their professional care.
Following a medical examination at the ‘Ospedale Civile di Urbino’, where he was initially diagnosed, the Italian was transported to the ‘Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria Ospedali Riuniti’ in Ancona.
Upon arrival, he received surgery by Dr. Raffaele Pascarella, Director of the Orthopedics and Traumatology Division. During the surgery the the displaced fractures of the tibia and fibula of his right leg were fixated using a metal pin – a locked intramedullary nail – without any complications.
“I spent a good night, I slept, and this morning I felt good. The doctors visited me and they gave me the OK to go home, where I’ll be able to rest even better. I will begin the rehabilitation as soon as possible and we‘ll see how my body reacts before making any decisions. I have to say “thanks” once again to all the staff of the ’Ospedali Riuniti‘ in Ancona, but also Urbino’s First Aid and the 118 Service, as well as all the friends that came to visit me. As I said yesterday, I will do everything I can to get back as soon as possible.”
The injury almost certainly means that Rossi will miss the next round at Misano, and also effectively ends his tilt at taking the 2017 MotoGP World Championship.